Tag Archives: University of Birmingham

New Study Shows Immune System Can Spot Changes in Identity of Cancer Antigens

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham hosts ChemEngDayUK 2017

BIRMINGHAM, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Chemical engineering experts from across the UK and beyond headed to the University of Birmingham today to discuss research innovations that could help to shape a better world. The University is hosting ChemEngDayUK 2017 – a … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) form joint centre for mechanical energy storage technologies

BIRMINGHAM, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics (IET) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to form a joint centre for mechanical energy storage technologies. The agreement marks the start of … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham and Sports Authority of India (SAI) to help improve the sporting performance of India’s athletes

BIRMINGHAM, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ —The University of Birmingham and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) have signed a new agreement to work together and help improve the sporting performance of India’s athletes. Sports experts at Birmingham will work with SAI … Read the full press release

Upper Austrian Regional Government delegates on a visit to University of Birmingham’s Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Materials Processing

A group of government research experts from Austria visited the University of Birmingham today to learn more about its hi-tech engineering expertise. BIRMINGHAM, 10-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Delegates from  the Upper Austrian Regional Government learned more about the University’s expertise in … Read the full press release

Bordesley Green Girls School and University of Birmingham particle physicist Professor Cristina Lazzeroni discovered bright sparks via the HiSPARC project

The value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at ‘A’ Level has been shown to boost girls’ potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a … Read the full press release

New research shows how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — New research, using a Bayesian inference model of audio and visual stimuli, has shown how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations. 90 participants were tested across four experiments, and asked to … Read the full press release

Research shows the possibility to prevent incurable type of blood cancer from developing with early medical intervention

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma. They discovered that changes in the bone marrow needed for … Read the full press release

British actor Tamsin Greig received an honorary degree from the University of Birmingham

CITY, Country, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — British actor Tamsin Greig has received an honorary degree from the University of Birmingham. The award-winning stage, film, television and radio actor joined other honorary graduates and more than 5,000 students collecting their degrees this … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham research shows that children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families. Large-scale migration sees millions of Chinese families … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham student Arash Hussain joins the British diplomatic team in Brazil as part of the University’s Global Challenge Internship Programme

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Birmingham student is joining the British diplomatic team in Brazil after securing a sought-after internship with the UK’s representatives in São Paulo. International relations student Arash Hussain won the opportunity to spend 12 … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham partnered with Babington Apprenticeships Ltd to recruit and train apprentices

BIRMINGHAM, 17-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham has today (Thursday) launched an apprenticeship scheme to create new opportunities for on-the-job training in a range of fields. The first 11 apprenticeships are now being advertised, including studio production, IT support, … Read the full press release

Influential business leaders in Singapore to help University of Birmingham develop new research and business partnerships across South East Asia

BIRMINGHAM, UK, 16-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Influential business leaders in Singapore have joined forces to help the University of Birmingham develop new research opportunities and business partnerships across South East Asia. Members of the Singapore Advisory Group met for the first … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham study links periodontitis to higher mortality rate in patients with chronic kidney disease

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — New findings from the University of Birmingham show that patients with chronic kidney disease patients and periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a higher mortality rate than those with chronic kidney disease alone. The research, published in … Read the full press release

Very small reductions in kidney function linked to subtle heart and blood vessel damage – University of Birmingham research

BIRMINGHAM, 18-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Very small reductions in kidney function are directly linked to subtle heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). This shows for the … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham calls on British government to establish a lead department with responsibility for clean-cold technology

BIRMINGHAM, 3-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The British government is today being urged to take the lead on developing new clean-cold technologies amid concerns that worldwide demand for cooling and refrigeration will overtake heating by 2060. Experts from the University of … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham will now offer a number of its postgraduate distance learning courses through its online learning platform

BIRMINGHAM, 22-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham is expanding its global academic borders with the announcement that it will now be offering a number of its postgraduate distance learning courses through its online learning platform. These comprehensive courses … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham to welcome BBC, The Guardian and Sky News to campus for a series of General Election events and debates

BIRMINGHAM, 22-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — With the General Election is fast approaching, the University of Birmingham is welcoming the BBC, The Guardian and Sky News to campus for a series of events and debates to help students, staff and local residents get … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham researchers identified important new way in which our immune systems are regulated

BIRMINGHAM, 22-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Birmingham have identified an important new way in which our immune systems are regulated, and hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham’s new sports centre now reached its highest point

BIRMINGHAM, 9-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction of the University of Birmingham’s new sports centre hit new heights this week as the building was officially ‘topped out’ on Wednesday (March 4). The centre, on the corner of Bristol Road and Edgbaston … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham study in England: More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if given better information about potential earnings

BIRMINGHAM, 15-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if they were given better information about potential earnings, new research shows. A study by the University of Birmingham involving more than 5,000 young people from … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years

The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings … Read the full press release

Biotie Therapies Corp: Clinical study with Biotie’s BTT1023 in primary sclerosing cholangitis awarded external grant funding

Turku, Finland, 25-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Biotie Therapies Corp. will be working in partnership with the University of Birmingham, UK, who have been awarded funding of up to approximately EUR 1.0 million for an investigator-sponsored, Phase 2, proof of concept study with … Read the full press release

UK study: many Brits embark on medical tourism without understanding the risks involved

Birmingham, UK, 5-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of researchers has found that British people travelling abroad for medical treatment are often unaware of the potential health and financial consequences they could face. The researchers say this can, in some cases, have … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham professor Michal Overduin talks about the language of cancer in BBC World Service documentary

Birmingham, UK, 19-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Birmingham professor tackles a different aspect of cancer today, as he features in a BBC World Service documentary about the language used to describe the disease. Prof Michal Overduin is one of the interviewees … Read the full press release

The European Commission granted €1.5M for research into eradicating cancer blood supply

20-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission awards its 50th European Industrial Doctorate (EID) research grant today. The €1.5 million grant is for research into new antibodies that will destroy a tumour’s blood vessels and eradicate the tumour. The so-called VAMPIRE project (‘Vascular … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham Professor Deirdre Kelly recognised in The Inspirational Women list of Health Service Journal

05-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A professor from the University of Birmingham has won a place on the Health Service Journal’s inaugural list of Inspirational Women. Professor Deirdre Kelly, the Director of the Liver Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, set up the … Read the full press release